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4 Takeaways from OurCrowd’s HR Club: How Executives are Maintaining Team Morale and Productivity During the Coronavirus Pandemic

While summer may usually be time for employee vacations, team bonding activities, and planning on how to end the year strong, this year has obviously proven different. How are companies keeping morale high while employees across the tech industry experience personal challenges, job uncertainty, and remote working challenges?   Last week, we launched the OurCrowd HR Club for our portfolio company executives to exchange knowledge, meet industry leaders, and discuss current market trends. Attendees had the opportunity to hear from OurCrowd experts as well as top industry leaders Paul Farmer, Talent & Culture Executive at Halma; and Odelia Pollack, CEO of ESOP-Excellence; as they discussed how HR executives can help their employees navigate the current crisis. Here are 4 takeaways we got from Paul and Odelia, and the surrounding discussions with portfolio company HR representatives: Communicate, communicate, communicate: Paul could not stress enough how important it is for managers to communicate daily with their employees to ensure productivity and morale during these tumultuous times. Communicate consistently and show employees you care. Develop and communicate a plan of what the team...

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